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Center’s Steve Ross in Asia Times: The world is failing the Rohingya

Monday, August 24, 2020

The brutality that began in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on August 25, 2017, marked a crescendo in a decades-long, state-led campaign of physical and structural violence, discriminatory policies and practices, and dehumanizing hate speech targeting the Rohingya. In just a few weeks, the Tatmadaw, as Myanmar’s military is known, murdered thousands of Rohingya civilians, torched hundreds of villages,Read the full article »

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Urban Farming: Supporting Rohingya Refugees’ Self-Sufficiency in Camps

Friday, March 6, 2020

Urban farming, including composting, food preservation, and waste management, has the potential to improve the lives of Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh camps. The Richardson Center for Global Engagement is helping Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar with an innovative program that uses creative partnerships between business owners, social entrepreneurs, UN agencies, and NGOs, to facilitateRead the full article »

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Asia Times: Center’s Steve Ross marks two years since the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar

Monday, August 26, 2019

To mark two years since the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar, Center’s Steve Ross calls for a continued focus on repatriation as the ultimate, if not immediate, goal and for guaranteeing Rohingya a stake in discussions about repatriation and their futures. Read the full piece <<here>> (Photo Credit: David Ewald)

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Richardson Center’s Steve Ross interview in Dhaka Tribune

Friday, May 17, 2019

Mazher Mir talks to Steve Ross, a senior adviser and program director at the Richardson Center, about the plight of the Rohingya and how it affects Bangladesh Governor Bill Richardson is a highly-regarded American diplomat with a long career of public service, including as a US congressman, US ambassador to the UN, secretary of energy,Read the full article »

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Washington Post: Former U.N. ambassador Bill Richardson nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for work on North Korea

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

By Anne Gearan January 30 Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson was nominated last month by members of Congress. His nomination, which has not been previously reported, is for decades of work on behalf of hostages and prisoners held in several nations. The Norwegian Nobel Committee was asked to consider case histories including the late OttoRead the full article »

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Mickey Bergman on the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Richardson Center’s VP, Mickey Bergman, interview with David Shuster of i24 News, on the one year mark of the Myanmar clearing operations against the Rohingya in Rakhine State

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One Year Later, Rohingya Still Needs Help and Needs to Be Heard

THE HILL OP-ED, BY FORMER GOV. BILL RICHARDSON (D-N.M.), 08/27/18 02:30 PM EDT  In the long history of violence and discrimination directed against the Rohingya —  a Muslim minority group from Myanmar — Aug. 25 is an especially dark date. Over one year ago, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, a Rohingya militant group, launched coordinated attacks onRead the full article »

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CNN News Clip – Bill Richardson: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi ‘Has Changed’

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

View video here Aung San Suu Kyi “did not want to listen to frank advice,” says veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson, who resigned from an advisory board on the Rohingya crisis. Source: CNN  

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Gov.Richardson Meets with Secretary General Kofi Annan and the Kofi Annan Foundation Regarding Myanmar Crisis

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Governor Richardson and the Richardson Center met with Secretary General Kofi Annan and the Kofi Annan Foundation today in Geneva. They discussed the crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar, and identified pathways towards its resolution.

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Learning lessons, and looking for bright spots, after the US election

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Four Myanmar women recently travelled to the US to witness the historic election there, and despite many criticisms of the campaign, still found many positives to be taken from the country’s political system.  By MINDY WALKER | FRONTIER THIS YEAR’S United States Presidential election was so divisive that when I told people that I wasRead the full article »

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